Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the delivery of the first metro car from an order for 162 additional cars placed last year by Delhi Metro. In a ceremony held at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany, Benoît Cattin-Martel, President, Asia Pacific Region, Bombardier Transportation presented a commemorative metro car key to the officials led by HS Anand, Director of Rolling Stock from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC).
The new trains will increase the number of DMRC’s existing fleet of BOMBARDIER MOVIA metros from 614 to 776 and make it one of the largest Bombardier metro fleets in the world.
Bombardier is also Delhi Metro’s largest supplier of signaling systems and one of its largest suppliers of rolling stock with more than $1.2 billion worth of orders placed since 2007. Bombardier has delivered, or is in the process of delivering, signaling solutions for more than 120 track kilometers for Delhi Metro’s Lines 5 and 6 with extensions and Line 7.
The modern, high-capacity MOVIA metro vehicles integrate some of the world's most advanced mobility technologies specifically adapted to suit Delhi’s existing infrastructure. In its six-car configuration, these new vehicles will accommodate 1,740 passengers. Once configured into eight-car sets, the trains will carry as many as 2,400 passengers providing a much needed capacity increase on two of Delhi’s main metro lines serving more than 50% of Delhi Metro’s average current ridership of around three million passengers a day.